Heres’ a range of workshops and/or programs I provide for primary and secondary school students. Each session includes a selection of easy to learn practical Tai Chi exercises and Yin Yang philosophy (non-religious).
All the sessions are fun, interactive and are designed to get the maximum benefit for students’ success, self esteem, resilience, and wellbeing.
P-6: Pozitive Kidz are Happy Kidz
A popular workshop that helps students from prep to grade six to improve their self esteem, confidence and control. Workshop presentations are adjusted to suit students understanding and physical capabilities.
Grades 5-6: Zoo Kidz
A very different approach to building and sustaining positive relationships in the class room and playground. Adapted from Arthur Shelley’s The Organizational Zoo with permission – it uses animal metaphors, reflective activities and a selection of Tai Chi skills.
Grades 5-6: Pozitive Kidz are Successful Kidz
A new specialised program for Grades 5 & 6 students designed to help them to become the best they can be in both their academic studies and their relationships with others. This innovative program is based on our unique combination of Appreciative Intelligence® and Kinaesthetic Intelligence.
Year 9: conneXions
A great way of getting students feeling more positive, resilient and maintain a sense of connectedness. The skills taught will also help teachers to manage classroom behaviour.
Year 10: Top Tens
Helps Year Ten students to become more focused, healthier and motivated. We also focus on preparing students for the following year of VCE.
VCE: Success & Resilience
Ideal wokshops for Year 11 and Year 12 students : for the start of the school year to get students organised – when students’ motivation and/or resilience are low – in the lead up to the exams with the foucs on using the Tai Chi skills during study time and in the exams.
What Others Have Said
Very positive feedback from staff and students re your workshop. We have agreed as a staff to spend a period of time each day doing some of the exercises, activities you did with the children and staff. Encouraging staff to join in was excellent so they feel more confident to set something up in their own class. The little hand sign for making a smile is something I use myself and I see other staff using it as well and the breathing exercise to calm down has been used for playground disagreements so well done. Not just something we have done and then will forget about. Extremely happy with POZITIVE KIDZ.
Deputy Principal, St Mary’s Dandenong
The students thoroughly enjoyed the session and the feedback that was given to me was all very positive. They greatly appreciated your firm but gentle manner in presenting the introduction to Tai Chi lesson. Your demonstration was a great hit.
Director of Senior College, Shelford Girls’ Grammar
Thanks for your efforts yesterday – you did a great job covering all the year 10's in the one day, and the feedback from the kids has been very positive. The general feedback was that it was really enjoyable and they felt they got a lot out of it. At this age they have no qualms about being brutally honest, and I didn’t hear anyone make a negative comment. The class that I have for English suggested we do some Tai Chi at the start of each class, and many said how relaxed it made them feel.
Careers Co-ordinator, Koonung Secondary College
Chris Bennett was booked to present his Tai Chi workshops as a part of our Year 10 “Future directions” camp this year. Chris’ engaging style ensured all students were focused and really got the full benefit of the program. Both students and staff were very positive in their feedback after each session. I was delighted with the success of the program and recommend Chris’ work most highly.
Year 10 Student Manager, Sandringham College
He (Chris) was awesome! – Some of the kids were still referring back to his ‘monkey brain’ exercises in the following days – If only our classrooms were that relaxed all the time! – The whole session was relaxing. Chris made excellent links between the three main feelings and then gave actions and movement to deal with those feelings – The children really enjoyed the experience.
St Francis Xavier Primary School, Ballarat East